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Best Local Sports Team of 2008: The Columbus Crew

Anne Evans Anne Evans

2008 was a very significant year for professional sports in Columbus. The Ohio State Buckeyes have traditionally managed to overshadow all other local teams, but a lackluster seasons for the Bucks combined with a national title for our Major League Soccer team meant that The Columbus Crew won the title of “Best Local Sports Team […]

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It’s Official: Warzycha to lead the Crew

 

  Columbus Crew Press Release wrote Robert Warzycha named Crew head coachFormer Columbus player, longtime assistant coach takes reins of club  The MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew has announced that former Crew standout and longtime assistant coach Robert Warzycha has been named the fifth head coach in club history. Per club policy, terms of the […]

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World Cup Qualifying USA v. Mexico at Crew Stadium

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USSoccer.com wrote Crew Stadium Here We Come Dec. 16, 2008 For the third consecutive time in final round qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, U.S. Soccer has selected Columbus Crew Stadium to host the home leg between the United States and Mexico. The USA’s most anticipated match of the final round will be played Wednesday, […]

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Crew coach Schmid to leave team, sources say

 

The Dispatch wrote Crew coach Schmid to leave team, sources say Tuesday, December 9, 2008 BY SHAWN MITCHELL The Crew is expected to announce Wednesday that coach Sigi Schmid will leave the Crew after three seasons, according to one of multiple sources who confirmed Schmid will not return in 2009. Assistant coach and former Crew […]

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In a state of losers, Columbus wins big

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The Dispatch wrote Rob Oller commentary: In a state of losers, Columbus wins big Wednesday, December 3, 2008 BY ROB OLLER They’re wearing bags over their heads in Cincinnati and planning to bag their pro football coach in Cleveland. Not exactly the kind of behavior that screams, “We’re proud of our teams.” Why should they […]

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Crew Defeats Red Bulls to Win MLS Cup

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The New York Times wrote Crew Defeats Red Bulls to Win M.L.S. Cup By JACK BELL Published: November 23, 2008 After 13 years of disappointment and failure, after an improbable run to the championship game and after imposing their will, but not exacting a goal, the Red Bulls left the Home Depot Center crushed, but […]

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Crew hopes first time in MLS Cup is the charm

Walker Evans Walker Evans

  USA Today wrote Red Bulls, Crew both hope first time in MLS Cup is the charm  By Beau Dure For the first time since Major League Soccer’s debut year in 1996, neither of the finalists has ever played for the title. Their status as first-timers is all they have in common. The Columbus Crew, […]

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